For a great site about the Mississippi River check out river trip. It's got a ton of information and my book will soon be available through this website, so check back in the near future!
TheRiverHiker is author Chris Markham. "Writing is a jealous mistress and I work as a photographer to buy my time with her. Because, as most American writers know, it is not a good idea to quit your day job.
"And at an early age I got to like being on the American road, meeting people and seeing the country at eyelevel. There's something special for me, a certain kind of magic, in that sunrise cup of coffee in a roadside café outside a town where my boots have not yet seen Main Street. . . ."
Chris's work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including Modern Short Stories, 2AM, Right Here, Fiction Writers Monthly, Northwoods Journal, Info: A World of $ense, Grit, The Iconoclast. . . . Since his teens, his hitchhiking thumb has carried him into adventures across America, and his first book, MISSISSIPPI ODYSSEY, is a journal of his experiences hitchhiking boat rides down the Mississippi River. It received good reviews--Library Journal, Waterways Journal, Catholic Weekly, Alan Caruba's Bookviews--and a testimonial (unsolicited) from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
(Read Chris's essay, "The Writer Who Couldn't Read," in the new inspirational book for writers, A Cup of Comfort For Writers.)
New short story, "It's Just a Rattlesnake," was recently published in THE ICONOCLAST, Issue #104. (The Iconoclast, 1675 Amazon Road, Mohegan Lake, NY, 10547-1804). Phil Wagner, editor.
Mississippi Odyssey is now available throughout Great Britain through wholesaler Bertram's as well as other partners within the Lightning Source distribution netowrk. Ordered through LSI's international distribution network Mississippi Odyssey will be printed in the UK at Lightning Source's new print facility in Milton Keynes.
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